Edition:
United States

Gogo Inc (GOGO.OQ)

GOGO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

11.19USD
3:59pm EST
Change (% chg)

$0.43 (+4.00%)
Prev Close
$10.76
Open
$10.81
Day's High
$11.20
Day's Low
$10.80
Volume
357,288
Avg. Vol
318,261
52-wk High
$14.76
52-wk Low
$8.56

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald LeMay

71 2017 independent Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Small

59 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Barry Rowan

61 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Wade

54 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Anand Chari

50 2013 Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Marguerite Elias

62 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jonathan Cobin

43 2014 Executive Vice President - Global Airline Group

Michael Bayer

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Karen Jackson

47 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resource

Arbela Takhsh

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Quality Assurance

Varvara Alva

2017 Vice President, Treasurer, IR Contact Officer

Alexis Girin

2017 Vice President - Asia Pacific(APAC) Sales

Robert Crandall

81 2013 Independent Director

Hugh Jones

53 2017 Independent Director

Michele Mayes

67 2017 Independent Director

Robert Mundheim

84 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Payne

48 2014 Independent Director

Oakleigh Thorne

59 2013 Independent Director

Charles Townsend

68 2013 Independent Director

Harris Williams

47 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald LeMay

Mr. Ronald T. LeMay is serves as a independent Executive Chairman of the Board of Gogo Inc. Mr. LeMay also served as Executive Chairman and as Chief Executive Officer of Last Mile Connections, Inc. (a network bandwidth exchange and solutions provider) from September 2005 and October 2006, respectively, until July 2008. Mr. LeMay has served as Chairman of October Capital (a private investment company) since February 2001 and Razorback Capital (a private investment company) since August 2006. Mr. LeMay serves in various board and executive capacities in the portfolio companies of October Capital and Razorback Capital. Mr. LeMay has also served as Managing Director of OpenAir Equity Partners (a venture capital firm formed to make early stage investments in wireless companies) since September 2008. Previously, Mr. LeMay served as Representative Executive Officer of Japan Telecom from November 2003 until the sale of the company in July 2004 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Corporation from October 1997 until April 2003. Mr. LeMay was director of Imation from July 1996 (except for the period from August 5, 1997 to December 31, 1997) until his retirement from the board in May 2012. He was also a director of Allstate Corporation until he retired from the board in May 2014. Mr. LeMay has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since July 2006. He served as our Executive Chairman from July 2006 to June 2013, except during the period from July 2009 to February 2010, during which he served as our Chief Executive Officer.

Michael Small

Mr. Michael J. Small is serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gogo Inc. Mr. Small has over 30 years of experience in the communications industry. From January 1999 until November 2009, Mr. Small served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of then-public Centennial Communications Corporation, a regional telecom service provider, where he was responsible for the strategic direction, financial well-being, and operational performance of the organization. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Small served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 360 Degrees Communications Company. Prior to 1995, he served as President of Lynch Corporation, a diversified acquisition-oriented company with operations in telecommunications, manufacturing and transportation services. Mr. Small received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University.

Barry Rowan

Mr. Barry L. Rowan serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective May 04, 2017. He was Executive Vice President - Finance of the Company, effective April 24, 2017. Mr. Rowan, previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cool Planet Energy Systems from March 2013 to April 2017, as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Vonage Corporation from 2010 to 2013, and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Nextel Partners from 2003 to 2006.

John Wade

Mr. John Wade is serves as a Executive Vice President, General Manager - Business Aviation of Gogo Inc. Mr. Wade joined Gogo in November 2008 and previously served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Business Aviation Services, where he was responsible for overseeing the success and overall direction of Gogo’s Business Aviation division, with all functions reporting to him. He also assisted CEO Michael Small in developing and meeting Business Aviation’s corporate and financial goals. Prior to Gogo, Mr. Wade served as chief technical officer and general manager at inflight mobile phone and Internet provider OnAir. He was responsible for all of OnAir’s Internet business, including sales, strategy, customer relationship management and product development. Mr. Wade has more than 30 years of experience in the avionics and inflight communications industries, having also held positions at inflight Internet and connectivity services provider Tenzing Communications, as well as PRIMEX Aerospace Company, GEC Marconi In-Flight Systems and others. Mr. Wade received his education at the University of Brighton, U.K., where he earned a First Class B Engineering Honors Degree in Electronic Engineering and graduated at the top of his class.

Anand Chari

Mr. Anand K. Chari is serves as a Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Gogo Inc. He joined Aircell, Inc. in 2003 as a consultant. From July 2006 to August 2011, he served as Vice President of Engineering. He brings over 20 years of experience in the wireless communications and telecom industry with him to this position. Prior to joining Aircell, Mr. Chari founded and served as President of Simma Technologies Inc., a technology and management consulting company. He also served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at ISCO International, Director of Business Development at 3Com, Director of Advanced Technology at Ameritech, and Manager at Telephone and Data Systems. Mr. Chari received his Master of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago, his Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institutes of Technology, Trichy, India.

Marguerite Elias

Ms. Marguerite M. Elias is serves as a Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Gogo Inc. Ms. Elias served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of eCollege.com, a publicly traded provider of outsourced eLearning solutions where she was responsible for all legal and compliance issues, managed the human resources function and was a member of senior management. Ms. Elias was in private practice for 15 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Katten Muchin Rosenman, where she specialized in federal securities law, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Since 2007, Ms. Elias has served on the board of directors of Datamark, Inc. Ms. Elias is a member of the American Law Institute. Ms. Elias received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jonathan Cobin

Mr. Jonathan B. Cobin is serves as a Senior Vice President - Strategy and Operations Management of Gogo Inc. From September 2003 to January 2010, Mr. Cobin was employed by Centennial Communications, a regional telecom service provider, principally in the role of Vice President Strategic Planning. Previously, Mr. Cobin held positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and also worked in the investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Michael Bayer

Mr. Michael Bayer is serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Gogo Inc. Mr. Bayer is a certified public accountant with over twenty years of accounting and financial management experience. Mr. Bayer previously served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at JMC Steel Group, Inc. from February 2013 to April 2015, prior to which he worked in various accounting and financial reporting roles, including as Assistant Controller and Controller of Motorola Mobility, Inc. from 2010 to 2013 and as Director of Accounting at Exelon Corporation from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Bayer holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University.

Karen Jackson

Ms. Karen Jackson is serves as a Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Gogo Inc. From November 2011 to January 2015, Ms. Jackson served as SVP, Human Resources of Acquity Group, a digital and marketing services firm acquired by Accenture, where she was responsible for the HR function and talent strategy across the business. From November 2009 to November 2011, Ms. Jackson held the position of VP, Corporate Strategy at Acquity Group, where she was responsible for driving Acquity Group’s growth initiatives. She received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Arbela Takhsh

Ms. Arbela Takhsh is serves as a Senior Vice President - Quality Assurance of Gogo Inc. From April 2013 to April 2014, Ms. Takhsh was Vice President, Quality Assurance at Comcast National Engineering & Technical Operations. Previously, Ms. Takhsh was head of Quality Management Office at Motorola Mobility. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Varvara Alva

Alexis Girin

Mr. Alexis Girin is Vice President - Asia Pacific(APAC) Sales of the Company. Girin has 15 years of international experience in airline IT business development, sales and account management, most recently as the Amadeus Account Director for Singapore Airline Group developing a long term IT partnership designed to increase airline revenues, which included a next generation revenue management system, personalization and a merchandising platform. At Amadeus, he worked across several regions includingEurope, theMiddle EastandAsia Pacific. Before relocating toAsia Pacificin 2011, Alexis spent 7 years based inNice, Francewhere he led an airline IT sales strategy that included digital platforms such as e-commerce, mobile and passenger service systems. He holds an MBA and an Engineering degree from L'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France.

Robert Crandall

Mr. Robert L. Crandall serves as an Independent Director of Gogo Inc. He is the former chairman and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines. Mr. Crandall is a director of, or a consultant to, several non-public companies. Mr. Crandall has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2006 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Aircell from 2003 until January 2007.

Hugh Jones

Mr. Hugh W. Jones is serves as a independent Director of the Company. He is the current President of Sabre Airline Solutions. A 27-year veteran of the travel industry, Hugh oversees the world's leading provider of technology solutions to airlines around the globe. Under his leadership, the business has more than doubled as a result of a strategic transformation emphasizing improved productivity and scalability. Prior to his role in Sabre Airline Solutions, Hugh served as the president and CEO of Travelocity. During his tenure, the business saw increased international profitability, expanded its media footprint and developed the Travelocity Partner Network loyalty programs. Hugh has held a number of executive positions at Sabre including COO of Sabre Travel Network and Airline Solutions. He began his career in the travel industry at American Airlines in 1988, serving in a variety of finance positions. Hugh holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree from theUniversity of Wisconsin.

Michele Mayes

Ms. Michele Coleman Mayesis is serves as a independent Director of the Company. She is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (NYPL). She joined NYPL inAugust 2012after serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company since 2007. Prior to Allstate, she served as a Senior Vice President and the General Counsel of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2003 to 2007 and in several legal capacities at Colgate-Palmolive from 1992 to 2003. In 1982, Michele entered the corporate sector as managing attorney of Burroughs Corporation. After Burroughs and Sperry Corporation merged, creating Unisys Corporation, she was appointed Staff Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Worldwide Litigation. From 1976 through 1982, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney inDetroitandBrooklyn, eventually assuming the role of Chief of the Civil Division in Detroit. Michele received a B.A. from theUniversity of Michiganand a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She currently Chairs the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.

Robert Mundheim

Mr. Robert H. Mundheim is serves as an Independent Director of Gogo Inc. He has been as been Of Counsel to Shearman & Sterling LLP since 2000. Since 2012, Mr. Mundheim has also served as a Professor of Corporate Law and Finance at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Mundheim was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Salomon Inc. and Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc., and prior to that, he was Co-Chairman of the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and University Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught since 1965 and served as Dean from 1982 to 1989. Mr. Mundheim has also served as General Counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department, Special Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission and Vice Chairman, Governor-at-Large and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He previously served as Chairman of the board of directors of Quadra Realty Trust, Inc. and as a director of eCollege.com, Benjamin Moore & Co., Commerce Clearing House Inc., Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc., Hypo Real Estate Holding AG and First Pennsylvania Bank. Mr. Mundheim currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New School University, a Trustee of the Curtis Institute of Music and a director of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Christopher Payne

Mr. Christopher D. Payne is serves as an independent director of Gogo Inc. He has served as CEO of Tinder, Inc. Mr. Payne was formerly the Senior Vice President, North American Marketplaces of eBay Inc. from September 2010 to December 2014 and the founder and CEO of Positronic, Inc. from July 2007 until December 2008, when it was sold to eBay. Mr. Payne previously served as a Vice President at Amazon from 1998 to 2001 and a Vice President at Microsoft from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Payne also was on the board of directors of Rue La La from July 2011 to October 2013.

Oakleigh Thorne

Mr. Oakleigh B. Thorne serves as an Independent Director of Gogo Inc. He serves as the CEO of Thorndale Farm, LLC, which oversees investment of Thorne family assets. From 1996 to 2009, served as the Co-President of Blumenstein / Thorne Information Partners, LLC, a private equity and venture capital firm. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Thorne served as Chairman and CEO of eCollege.com, a provider of outsourced eLearning solutions, and he previously served as CEO of Commerce Clearing House Inc. Mr. Thorne currently serves as a director of Datamark Inc., Machinery Link, Inc. and ShopperTrak, in addition to various charitable organizations. Mr. Thorne has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2006 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Aircell from 2003 until January 2007.

Charles Townsend

Mr. Charles C. Townsend is serves as an Independent Director of Gogo Inc. He founded Aloha Partners LP in 2001 and serves as its Managing General Partner. Mr. Townsend has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aloha Partners II since March 2006 and from 2002 to 2008, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aloha Partners LP. Since January 2004, Mr. Townsend has also served as President of Pac 3, LLC. Mr. Townsend has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2010.

Harris Williams

Mr. Harris N. Williams serves as an Independent Director of Gogo Inc. He serves as Senior Managing Director of WF Holding Company LLC, a diversified asset management business. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Williams was an executive with Ripplewood Holdings, LLC, a global private equity firm focused on control investments, serving as Managing Director since 2007. Prior to 2005, Mr. Williams was in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Williams’s industry areas of focus have included Technology, Media, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Hospitality on a global basis. Mr. Williams served on the board of directors of 3W Power Holdings Ltd. from 2011 to 2013, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and served as a director of Reader’s Digest Association Inc. from March 2007 to August 2009.